Tuesday 12 August 2014

Ebola Virus: GEJ Calls Late Liberian Patrick Sawyer’s Actions “Crazy”

Today – Monday 11th August 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathandescribed the actions of the late Liberian-American Ebola victim Patrick Sawyeras “crazy”.
The commander-in-chief made the statement at the annual Interfaith Conference in Abuja, 
Goodluck Jonathan said; Read excerpts below...
“As a government, we promise that we will do everything humanly possible to contain the Ebola virus.
On Wednesday, I will meet with governor of the states, and they must come with their commissioners of Health along. We must make sure that every state is prepared, where they lack, the federal government will support them.
My conversation with the WHO DG, Dr Margaret Chan was revealing, she said 60 per cent of the transmission was spread during burials. That is why in my announcement, I’ve been saying that people should be careful about burials.
Some people like burial ceremonies. This is not the time for burial ceremony, somebody is dead, he is dead, leave him there. This is not the best time for those ceremonies.
If he is dead, he is already dead, Sawyer that brought this Ebola to Nigeria; his sister died of Ebola. And he started acting somehow, his country asked him not to leave the country, let them observe him, but the crazy man decided to leave and found his way here.”  
 Patrick Sawyer - August 2014 - BN News - 01

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